A flagship Commercial project, Winchester and Fletcher Houses offer a total of 50,500 ft² of new office and laboratory accommodation on the Oxford Science Park.
CampbellReith provided structural engineering services for the three storey buildings. The houses with the undercroft car park are linked by a covered entrance space and occupy a lakeside position. Each building has been designed to accommodate either a single occupier or alternatively can be divided into self-contained floors.
The superstructure comprises a steel frame and is clad in a glazed curtain walling system with ceramic tiles at the ends of each building.
The feature lakes on the site form part of the stormwater infrastructure for the Science Park, collecting rainfall from this development and adjacent plots. Whilst this provides an interesting and diverse landscape setting, the lakes have also been designed to attenuate a 1:100 year storm event.